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Sixers Clearing Room For Tim Thomas

The Nets are not the only team that made a minor trade Thursday to clear room for Tim Thomas. So did the Sixers, sending Lee Nailon to the Cavs. Like the Nets' deal, the move helps Philadelphia pursue Thomas without having to pay luxury taxes. Philly may have a disadvantage: the Sixers are four games ahead of the Bulls and Chicago GM John Paxson has said he doesn't want Thomas going to a team the Bulls are "chasing".